NMRNationaal Meetnet Radioactiviteit

Contact details:

Cobi de Boer
Postbus 1, Bilthoven

The National Radioactivity Network and the laboratory have a unique and essential role in the Netherlands to protect the safety of the Dutch citizens form radiation hazards. The facilities comprise several measuring stations that monitor radiation levels 24 hours a day.

The aims of the NMR are
• To detect radiation incidents
• To determine the level and developments of radioactivity during incidents and to assess the impact on public health
• To provide information and advice to the (local) authorities during crisis and to help develop measures to protect society
• To measure the normal amounts of radiation in the Netherlands and to determine its developments over time
The locations of the alfa, beta and gamma measuring stations are dispersed over the country (see below). The radionuclide laboratory is located in Bilthoven, where gamma radiation of several specific radionuclides are measured 24 hours a day.
The aims of the NMR are
• To detect radiation incidents
• To determine the level and developments of radioactivity during incidents and to assess the impact on public health
• To provide information and advice to the (local) authorities during crisis and to help develop measures to protect society
• To measure the normal amounts of radiation in the Netherlands and to determine its developments over time
The locations of the alfa, beta and gamma measuring stations are dispersed over the country (see below). The radionuclide laboratory is located in Bilthoven, where gamma radiation of several specific radionuclides are measured 24 hours a day.

Connection to strategic developments
Topsectoren: 
Life Sciences & Health
ESFRI:
Health and Food
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